An 8-year-old boy was killed and five adults are in serious condition after a recreational boat collided with a Coast Guard patrol boat in San Diego Bay.

A 33-foot Coast Guard vessel responding to a report of a grounded vessel crashed against the boat carrying 13 passengers just before 6 p.m. The Coast Guard vessel was carrying five people, none of whom were injured.

The recreational boat was in the water during the annual San Diego Bay parade of lights, where many boats with holiday lights travel around the bay.  A member of the parade planning committee said he did not believe the boat was a registered participant.

Weather conditions at the time of the accident were reported to be clear with light winds. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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